Store staff get behind Keynsham playgroup's plans for makeover

Published on: 03 Apr 2015

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Staff at a Keynsham supermarket have pledged to help a local nursery transform its premises as it approaches its 30th anniversary.

Employees from Tesco visited 3-2-4 Playgroup in Chandag Road to present the youngsters with some toys – but realised there was much more they could do.

The playgroup, which is attended by 44 children each week, was launched in 1986 and has been based in a temporary building next to Chandag Junior School for more than 25 years.

With the group’s 30th anniversary approaching next year, staff are hoping to transform their base and create a sensory garden with help from local businesses.

Now Tesco staff, through their Community Initiative, have launched a project to help make the team’s vision a reality.

The store’s community champion Neil Baker said: “As part of the local community we’re delighted to support local groups and organisations that specialise in the development of young people and children. 

The 3-2-4 playgroup came to me a few months ago and said they were looking for some support so having visited the playgroup to see the fantastic work they do with the children I thought there is more we can do, not only as a company but also as the community of Keynsham.

“We are hoping to do more than just donate toys. Jointly we want to transform the site of the playgroup, give the portacabin a lick of paint and help create a sensory garden.”

Members of the Keynsham community are being urged to get involved with the project, by getting in touch with the playgroup or Neil Baker at Tesco.

3-2-4 Playgroup treasurer Lisa Wilmshurst said: “We are really thrilled to have the support of a company like Tesco.

“We are confident that with the support of other local businesses we can really make our dreams come true, which will allow us to offer the children the best start.”

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